Roses Are Red

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Roses Are Red, A Collection of Short Stories: A Long Distance Relationship—Drunk, Allan ended a night of partying with a hit and run that escalates into First Degree murder. A Lucky Human—Traveling the Universe aboard a space cruise ship may be the hottest trend, but a young man may be exchanging his life for this privilege. Cash Only—This bounty hunter only cares about the paycheck. More

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About Carrie Green

Carrie Green “a powerful new voice in horror and suspense” will have her first novel, ‘Walk a Lonely Street,’ published by McMullin Press in 2012. Set in Chicago, a jazz nightclub owner is found dead in the parking lot with a bullet to the brain. Police have written it off as a suicide, but his wife and best buddy think that it’s a murder and they embark on their own investigation. Carrie is excited to build her audience, in the meantime, with the ‘Roses are Red,’ ‘Violets are Blue,’ and ‘Sugar is Sweet,’ trilogy of shorts stories and a novella being released as eBooks for a limited time. Born and raised in Chicago, Carrie now lives with her husband in the northern suburbs of the city.

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Review by: Tia Bach on Feb. 24, 2012 : star star star star star
If you are looking for clever, captivating, character-driven horror, look no more. You've found it!

The first story in this collection, A Long Distance Relationship, grabbed my attention with the opening line: “I don’t care. You killed a man. I’m going to call the cops.” Margaret’s conscience spells her doom, but Allan’s not off the hook. Just as he thinks he’s escaped his fate free and clear, his actions haunt him. This story reminded me of my favorite Edgar Allen Poe tale, The Tell-Tale Heart. I can’t think of a higher compliment to give it.

My favorite piece was the second story, A Lucky Human. I love a story that takes you places you never suspect. To top it off, my favorite character was completely unexpected: a computer with feelings and desires. The story begins with a young man, Evans, who wants to take advantage of the opportunity of a lifetime—travelling on a space cruise ship. Captain Paul Gan sees the boy as his ticket to freedom.

From there, it’s a game of cat and mouse, but with a computer and humans. The whole story played like a Twilight Zone episode in my head. Kudos to the author for such a clever story.

The final story, Cash Only, pits criminal versus bounty hunter. The interesting part: I was drawn to the criminal, even felt sorry for her. The bounty hunter was so focused on the “job” that he lost touch with his human side. But it was “the easiest money that he’d ever made.” My heart went out to Tina. Again, the author managed to create an interesting, sympathetic character in very few words.

Thanks to intriguing plots, well-developed characters, and captivating writing these three short stories gave the same satisfaction as three novels. Not to say I didn’t want more, because I did. But I say that even at the end of a good novel, no matter how long it is.

Readers who love science fiction and horror will particularly love this collection, but anyone who enjoys getting lost in a good story built around interesting characters will appreciate it as well.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Sheila Deeth on Nov. 29, 2011 : star star star star
The sudden violence of a domestic dispute, a curious futuristic world where computers fall in love and choose their mates, a bounty-hunter reeling in his charge… these three short stories make up the collection Roses are Red by Carrie Green. The characters are real and immediate. The situations, however strange, are quickly and convincingly described. The action’s blended with thoughtful and well-timed introspection. And the whole is three smoothly told, intriguingly different stories with quick set-ups, well-drawn action, and startling twists in the tail.

The author Carrie Green has an exciting horror/suspense novel coming out in 2012 and these short stories, plus those in Violets are Blue and Sugar is Sweet form a great introduction to her writing. A nicely told scene at the end of this book comes from Violets are Blue and sets up a newlywed couple with hints of real danger behind the childish fun of a game of tag. And another excerpt, from the short story collection Sugar is Sweet, creates a haunting image of an angry little girl…

If the novel’s anything like as haunting, as surprising, as efficiently told as these stories, it will be well worth waiting for. An author who neither minces nor overplays her words, Carrie Green is one to read.



Disclosure: I won a copy of this ebook from Women’s Literary Café and thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Sheila Deeth on Nov. 29, 2011 : star star star star
The sudden violence of a domestic dispute, a curious futuristic world where computers fall in love and choose their mates, a bounty-hunter reeling in his charge… these three short stories make up the collection Roses are Red by Carrie Green. The characters are real and immediate. The situations, however strange, are quickly and convincingly described. The action’s blended with thoughtful and well-timed introspection. And the whole is three smoothly told, intriguingly different stories with quick set-ups, well-drawn action, and startling twists in the tail.

The author Carrie Green has an exciting horror/suspense novel coming out in 2012 and these short stories, plus those in Violets are Blue and Sugar is Sweet form a great introduction to her writing. A nicely told scene at the end of this book comes from Violets are Blue and sets up a newlywed couple with hints of real danger behind the childish fun of a game of tag. And another excerpt, from the short story collection Sugar is Sweet, creates a haunting image of an angry little girl…

If the novel’s anything like as haunting, as surprising, as efficiently told as these stories, it will be well worth waiting for. An author who neither minces nor overplays her words, Carrie Green is one to read.



Disclosure: I won a copy of this ebook from Women’s Literary Café and thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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